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It Takes a Village to Raise a Fish Population


In a lush valley in Pakistan, community organizations and wildlife advocates are collaborating with a hydroelectric company to conserve the river they all depend on.

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Barbados’ Fisheries Go Digital

Digital technologies—such as GPS, mobile phone apps, solar-powered fishing vessel tracking devices, and digital tablets that allow fisheries to use new data collection methods—are changing Barbados’ fishing industry.  

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Emerging Markets Blue Economy Bond Strategy

IFC and T. Rowe Price have announced plans to create a pioneering global blue bond strategy to increase access to finance for blue projects in emerging markets and help improve market standards for the nascent market.

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IFC at COP28

The World Bank Group is redoubling efforts to end poverty on a livable planet. IFC will form part of the Delegation at COP28 and focus primarily on 4 themes: the energy transition, decarbonization, water and gender.

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What We Do

A strong and engaged private sector is indispensible to ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. That's where IFC comes in - we have more than 60 years experience in unlocking private investment, creating markets and opportunities where they are needed most.

Products and Services

We provide investment, advice, and asset management — offerings that are mutually reinforcing and can be tailored to a client’s specific needs.

Sectors and Expertise

We apply our financial resources, technical expertise, global experience, and innovative thinking to help our partners overcome financial, operational, and other challenges.

Our Impact

IFC works with clients to create the opportunities which help the private sector mobilize solutions and finance to solve development challenges.

IFC at a glance

IFC - a member of the World Bank Group - is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries.

We leverage the power of the private sector and share expertise to transform ideas into investments for green growth, inclusive jobs and impactful projects. 

  • 62.5 Million
    People connected to the internet
  • 11.3 Million
    People supplied with power
  • $226.5 Billion
    In Trade Finance Volume
  • $516.9 Billion
    In Impact from SME Loans


See where we work

IFC’s impact spans more than 100 nations. We empower entrepreneurs all over the world, turning bold ideas into engines of inclusive growth creating millions of jobs, uplifting lives, and transforming communities.